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A 130,000-year-old archaeological site in southern California, USA.
The earliest dispersal of humans into North America is a contentious subject, and proposed early sites are required to meet the following criteria for acceptance: (1) archaeological evidence is found… Expand
Broken Bones and Hammerstones at the Cerutti Mastodon Site: A Reply to Haynes
ABSTRACT Haynes [2017 “The Cerutti Mastodon.” PaleoAmerica 3 (3): 196–199] criticizes numerous aspects of our analysis of the Cerutti Mastodon (CM) site, but central among his points is the claim… Expand
Disparate Perspectives on Evidence from the Cerutti Mastodon Site: A Reply to Braje et al.
ABSTRACT The Perspective editorial by Braje, T., T. D. Dillehay, J. M. Erlandson, S. M. Fitzpatrick, D. K. Grayson, V. T. Holliday, R. L. Kelly, R. G. Klein, D. J. Meltzer, and T. C. Rick (2017.… Expand
Archaeological site interpretation using experimental quantitative and qualitative data: a response to Magnani et al. (2019)
The evidence reported in Holen et al. (2017) for hominin activity at the Cerutti Mastodon site is being intensively critiqued by many of our colleagues, but often with little regard for the… Expand
Holen et al. reply
The peopling of the Americas is a topic of ongoing scientific interest and rigorous debate1,2. Holen et al.3 add to these discussions with their recent report of a 130,000-year-old archaeological… Expand
Comparison of Proboscidean Bone Notches to Experimental Dynamic and Static Notches on Cow Bone
Human-Induced Percussion Technology: A Synthesis of Bone Modification as Archaeological Evidence
New Radiocarbon Ages on Percussion-Fractured and Flaked Proboscidean Limb Bones from Yukon, Canada
Proboscidean limb bones discovered in Yukon during the 1960s and 1970s exhibit fracture patterns, notches, and bone flakes that are characteristic of percussion. Because of the unique properties of… Expand